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Avian Park Service Learning Center

​​​​About Avian Park (Worcester)

Avian Park is a rural town in Worcester.​

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Avian Park Service Learning Centre

The Avian Park Service Learning Centre provides basic healthcare to the underserved community of Avian Park in Worcester, while providing learning opportunities for undergraduate students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. A variety of health services and service learning initiatives have been developed by students in collaboration with different stakeholders.

The ASLC is a refurbished structure and has been enabling multiple service learning project initiatives by students at the RCS since 2011. These initiatives adhere to the mandates of the Stellenbosch University, namely teaching and learning, research and community engagement and is based on needs identified by hospice-employed Community Health Workers (CHW), members of the Avian Park community and requests from the state health services.

At the ASLC, students are exposed to primary health care in a rural setting where they participate in a variety of clinical activities. Students from divisions of Medicine, Physiotherapy, Human Nutrition, Speech Language and Hearing, Occupational Therapy and Nursing work alongside CHW's, Family Physicians and therapists to do individual consultations, home visits, support groups for patients with chronic diseases of lifestyle, health promotion, family planning, and rehabilitation services.

As a result of the partnership between Stellenbosch University, Boland Hospice, the Department of Health and the Avian Park community, the ASLC is able to strengthen community engagement, while-up skilling community members and affording community-based education opportunities for health professionals. Opportunities for transformative learning and reflective practices are provided to students in a contextual rural environment, preparing them for the challenges of rural health care.

 Participating Departments

       Family Medicine and Primary Care, Community Health & Rehabilitation Studies

       Internal Medicine

       Occupational Therapy

       Human Nutrition


 Academic Supervisors

Mr Ruben GeweldtManager: ASLC079 930 8148 / 023 346


 Information & Communications Technology (ICT)

There is Wi-Fi and 4 laptops available for students to use for academic purposes.

There is a printer and scanner available for student usage – to provide own paper.

 General Rules

-    No prestik on walls

-    All lights to be switched off when you leave

-    Lock all doors and close all doors upon departure

-    No smoking, eating or drinking in the center

-    Keep center neat and tidy at all times

-    No disruptive behavior or loud music

-    Emergency doors is only to be used in a case of emergency

-    Security door can be used, but to be locked upon departure

Address and driving directions

Get on N1 in Loeventstein from Francie Van Zijl Drive and Mike Pienaar Boulevard. Merge onto N1towards Paarl. Turn right onto Old N1 Road – signs for Rawsonville (6.1km). Turn right onto Brand Street (1.3km) and then right onto Van Riebeeck Street (12km). Turn left, then right onto Michell's Pass/R43 (1.2km). Turn right onto Albatros Street (170m) and then right at the first cross street onto Glasogie Street (77m). Turn left onto Loerie Street (80m).



Your safety is a priority to the SUNLOC team and Stellenbosch University.

Be alert and do not compromise your own safety under any circumstances.

For any queries or complaints, please contact Ms. Nicole Crow on 082 420 4864.